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US fighter jets intercept Russian bombers in international airspace off Alaska

WASHINGTON: Two US fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers in international airspace off the coast of Alaska on Friday. The Russian TU-95 “Bear” bombers flew into a so-called Air Defense Identification Zone located about 200 miles off Alaska’s west coast, at about 10 a.m. EST (1400 GMT), North American Aerospace Defense Command spokesman Canadian Army Major Andrew Hennessy said in a statement to CNN. Two Alaska-based NORAD F-22 fighter jets intercepted and visually identified the Russian bombers until they left…

US sends supersonic bombers over South Korea

SEOUL: US bombers overflew the Korean peninsula on Thursday as part of an exercise with Japanese and South Korean warplanes, the US Air Force said, days before President Donald Trump arrives in the region for a trip set to be dominated by the nuclear-armed North. Tensions are high over Pyongyang's ballistic missile and atomic programmes, which in recent months have seen it test ICBMs and carry out its sixth nuclear blast. Trump's visit will throw a spotlight on the issue, after the US President and North Korean leader Kim…

US bombers fly off east coast of North Korea: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: US bombers flew off the east coast of North Korea Saturday in a show of force designed to project American military power in the face of Pyongyang's weapons programs, escalating already sky-high tensions. The flight came after days of increasingly bellicose rhetoric between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's regime, as international alarm mounts over Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions. US bombers have carried out similar show of force flights as the United States and the…

US flies bombers over Korean peninsula after North Korea missile test

SEOUL: The United States flew two supersonic B-1B bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force on Sunday after Pyongyang's recent tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), the US and South Korean Air Forces said. North Korea said it conducted another successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Friday that proved its ability to strike America's mainland, drawing a sharp warning from US President Donald Trump. The B-1B flight was in direct response to the missile test and the…